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    F/O Szmejl is listed in the Pembrey Memorial as died 24June 1941. Can anyone please supply the details of his passing, it would appear that he had only been posted to 79 Sqn from 32 Sqn a day or so before his demise.
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    If I recall correctly, he flew into the ground in a bad weather while crossing sea shore.

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    Hello Tony,
    32 Sqn - Hurricane Z3396 (GZ-X) flew into cliff in bad visibility on convoy patrol, Freshwater East, Pembs., 23.6.41 (AB Serials).

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    Henk.

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    Thanks for that Franek.
    Thanks Henk, I should have searched my AB serials! The Pembrey Memorial has listed him as killed on 24 June and with 79 Sqn. I knew that he had flown Hurricane H3396 on the 22nd from 32 Sqn ORB. Thanks for clearing that up.
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    Tony K

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